VA Majors must enter 2 contests for Middle School and 3 for High School before the end of the school year.  You can search out “Student Contests” or “Art Contests” on your own on the internet.  Be sure to provide documentation on a VA Entry Form and a copy of your entry and entry form, especially if you enter on line.


One World, Many Voices art contest, sponsored by the Colorado Department of Education.  Artwork, Statement and application required on the theme for digital submission due on February 14, 2018.  Application packet at  See Ms. Rosenbaum for more info and to see samples. and two websites for theme based art contest.  Upload entries yourself for a March 1, 2018 deadline.  Prizes include a Rocky Mountain National Park Weekend stay, and Dick block Gift Certificates.  See website for details.  Open to students aged 5 – 18.

Doodle for Google, January 8th – closes on March 2nd (that’s only 8 weeks)!  everything you need can be found on

Congressional Art Competition, Entries due April 6, No larger than 26 x 25 inches.  Open to grades 9 – 12 only.  All media accepted, see teachers for entry.  Images just be appropriate to hang in the Congressional Office Bldg. in Washington DC.

Sister Cities International aims to promote peace through mutual respect, understanding, and cooperation – one individual, one community at a time. This year’s theme, “The Art of Diplomacy” highlights the importance of citizen diplomacy and the innovative ways citizen diplomats achieve peace through people-to-people interaction.
 Students are encouraged to draw inspiration from their experiences with sister cities, travel, exchange, international friendships, and the many ways that people cultivate relationships across cultures.  See teachers for more details.
 The deadline to submit entries to Sister Cities International is May 1, 2018.